Broadly speaking, outlining methodology serves as the framework to enclose information in a logically structured and comprehensive manner. Creating an outline makes the entire writing process much easier and saves the author’s time.
In the initial stages of drafting, the author does not have complete idea of the output document. In this stage, outlining methodology puts brainstorming to effective use. Here, the author gets a chance to write all random thoughts down on a paper by pondering over few questions related to the document. Basic questions can be as follows:
Thus, the author captures all randomly flowing thoughts for the given context in a piece of paper. The author then encircles the main sections, connects the main sections to supporting ideas with lines, and deletes all irrelevant ideas. Though it may take the author a while to ramify depending on the context, but once this activity is complete it becomes very easy to choose the type of outlines desired for depicting different ideas presented for the topic. The common types of outlines are as follows:
Once the whole document is organized with a proper outline given to each idea/information, a final outline for the document is created. Here, relevant chunks of information are grouped together under logical sections and sub-sections.
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